23711, REVOLUTION...sounds like a whisper|
Posted by unity, Wed Jun-14-00 05:14 AM
We throw the word revolution around a lot and use the term revolutionary to refer to many historical figures as well as activists in the community, but do we really know what it means to be revolutionary?
What does revolution mean to you?
What does it mean to be a revolutionary?
Here is the definition that i found:
Etymology: Middle English revolucioun, from Middle French revolution, from Late Latin revolution-, revolutio, from Latin revolvere to revolve
Date: 14th century"
*THIS PART OF THE DEFINITION MAY SEEM IRRELEVANT TO THE TOPIC, HOWEVER IT MAY SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE TRUE MEANING OF REVOLUTION*
"1 a (1) : the action by a celestial body of going round in an orbit or elliptical
course; also : apparent movement of such a body round the earth (2) : the
time taken by a celestial body to make a complete round in its orbit (3) : the
rotation of a celestial body on its axis b : completion of a course (as of years);
also : the period made by the regular succession of a measure of time or by a
succession of similar events c (1) : a progressive motion of a body round an
axis so that any line of the body parallel to the axis returns to its initial position
while remaining parallel to the axis in transit and usually at a constant
distance from it (2) : motion of any figure about a center or axis <revolution of
a right triangle about one of its legs generates a cone> (3) : ROTATION 1b"
*THIS IS THE PART THAT IS PERHAPS MOST RELEVANT*
"2 a : a sudden, radical, or complete change b : a fundamental change in
political organization; especially : the overthrow or renunciation of one
government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed c : activity
or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic
situation d : a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing
something : a change of paradigm <the Copernican revolution> e : a
changeover in use or preference especially in technology <the computer revolution> <the foreign car revolution>"
so tell me people, what would actual REVOLUTION look like in our society and are any of us really ready for it?
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth."